A “How-To” Guide for Women

How many times has a woman been told she “deserved” what she got? That it’s “her own fault” she was catcalled? That she should’ve just “minded her own business” and everything would have been fine? Well, as a woman myself, I can say that I’ve heard these phrases time and time again. We are taught…

The History of Curly Hair

Nowadays, luscious locks that spring from your scalp are sought after. But they weren’t always and even now, they’re not always appreciated. Let’s take a step back in time for a moment, to the 1500s. Just eight years earlier, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and Henry VII was ruling over England and Wales with…

Taking It Off

For some people, arriving at home after a long day means taking off their shoes or their pants. For me, it means taking off my bra. A couple of years ago, I could have never imagined even writing about this. In between dance and school, my closet consisted of sports bras for dance and wire…

Movie Review: Entourage

Warning: Contains spoilers! Entourage is a continuation of an HBO television series of the same name that ran from 2004 to 2011. It was released on June 3, 2015 and has grossed over $44 million. The protagonist, Vincent “Vince” Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his “entourage” of childhood friends, his brother Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillion), agent Eric…

Wanted: Well-Written Female Characters

What do women want? Well, here’s one answer to that age old question: well-written female characters on TV. Today’s television shows seem to splattered with female characters who are usually either underdeveloped or fit within the constraints of a trope. Often they follow two distinct tropes: the admired, ambitious career woman or the modern damsel-in-distress…

A Not So Basic Dilemma

I’ll admit it, I’ve been guilty of using the “b” word myself, probably not the one you’re thinking of, but you have most likely used them together. I’m talking about the word basic, which these days seems to have more stigma around it than other notorious slang words. With it’s growing popularity, I can’t help but…